Adrienne Bolland (1896 – 1975) earned her pilot licence in 1920. She was the second woman to cross the English Channel on August 25, 1920.
In 1921, Bolland worked as a factory pilot for Caudron. The flight over the Andes was a publicity stunt to promote the new G3 model of the French aircraft manufacturer.
Bolland started on April 1, 1921 in Mendoza, Argentina and kept a flight level of 14,750 feet (4500 m), which meant she had to fly around some of the mountains. After a 10 hours flight, she landed in Santiago de Chile. Many people had gathered to celebrate the feat — notably missing was the French consul who believed it was an April Fool’s Day joke.